Subject: Re: shell scripts in an emulation environment
To: Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 01/30/1998 10:59:25
This is silly. The only reason we want to report NetBSD instead of
Linux/Ultrix/whatever is for web browsers. Since Netscrape will be
coming out as "free" software shortly, why worry about it?
i disagree quite strongly with this.
we might be providing an environment to run other operating systems
binary's, but we are *not* that other operating system. i'm yet to
see any argument except "breaking <random software>" (which i do
consider a valid argument, but not an encompassing one). i like the
idea of providing the ability to change the utsname returned, per-host.
also, *what* version do you decide to return? what if i have some
<random software> that expects "FooOS 3.4" but our emulation for FooOS